Reading Together: Good Night, World

The night is starting to make an appearance earlier and earlier each day. A true sign to the end of summer.

One perk of being a librarian is first dibs on the newbie books that haven’t even made their way on the shelves yet. Good Night, World by Willa Perlman with pictures by Carolyn Fisher is one of those books I was able to nab before anyone else.

Good night sun and other stars,good night Saturn, Venus, Mars.

Elsewhere in the world it’s light,

it’s morning there, but here it’s night.

A sweet, lullaby-like bedtime story, BUT what really prompted me to check out this title was Carolyn Fisher‘s illustrations. Absolutely mesmerizing. Here’s a speed preview from her website. Not nearly a long enough looksie, but you get the gist…

I’ve also included a few other great picture book about the night:

The House in the Night by Susan Marie Swanson and pictures by Beth Krommes

(An LBD approved bedtime book.)

Dark Emperor and Other Poems about the Night by Joyce Sidman and illustrated by Rick Allen


A Book of Sleep by Il Sung Na

(Cute owl.)

Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown and pictures by Clement Hurd

(A classic.)

Goodnight Goon by Michael Rex

(Never too early for a Halloween book to enter the mix. Or a lesson in parody.)


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